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19.04.2024 - 26.04.2024

09:00 Uhr - 17:00 Uhr | online, Language: English

Workshop for Module 3 (QPD): Visualizing Science - Graphical Abstracts

Together with the Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation (bidt) and the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS), we offer a Qualification program in digitalization research (QPD), which includes various workshops.


Dates: 19.04.2024, 09:00-17:00 & 26.04.2024, 09:00-17:00

This workshop deals with the visualization of scientific ideas and projects. Much like the traditional abstract as a written summary of a journal article, the graphical abstract has made its way into scientific publications as a visual summary.

Beyond that specific purpose, it actually can be widely used in a variety of contexts, be it in a thesis defense, a science communication talk or a poster. No matter what the context, a graphical abstract captures the viewer’s attention, explains the science, and will be remembered. However, visualizing complex scientific ideas can be tricky. How do you organize the content? How can abstract concepts be visualized?

This course leads you through the different steps of creating a graphical abstract and includes an introduction to vector graphics.

Prerequisites: For beginners

Preparation: You are requested to install the latest stable version of Affinity Designer (free trial version available, you will receive detailed instructions in advance) for use in the workshop. Please plan approximately four to eight hours for individual work between the two days of the course.

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Workshop lead

Dr. Susanne Berger, Visual Communication Science